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HOUSTON Police said early Monday the driver of a late model Ford Mustang ran away after wrecking the sports car on the Southwest Freeway frontage road.

The crash happened around 2 a.m. near Bissonnet Street, according to the Houston Police Department. The convertible slammed into a utility pole, causing major damage.

By the time officers arrived, the driver was gone.

Police said the utility pole kept the vehicle from hitting several parked cars at a dealership.

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